There’s no holiday quite like April Fools’ Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to play a prank on a friend, family member or co-worker. If you’re searching for the perfect April Fools’ Day gag gift, then consider these top places to shop in the District. You’ll have them in stitches in no time.
1743 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Whether you’re looking for a tongue-in-cheek book, snarky notepads or cheeky magnets, you will find all that and more at the Chocolate Moose. Purchase the Emergency Affirmation Button to help pick up a friend who’s down in the dumps this April Fools’ Day or grab the Sarcastic Answer Ball, a hilarious upgrade of the classic Magic 8 ball. Other gag gifts include the Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure, a “Cheaper Than Therapy” flask and a banana bag. Chocolate Moose also sells toys, housewares, jewelry, accessories and delicious confections.
Groovy Cards and Gifts
323 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Searching for a gag gift for the special lady in your life? Head over to Groovy Cards and Gifts and pick up a Wise Quote dish where you’ll find ditties like “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother…” Other gag gifts include a “Thirst Aid” flask, the Bar Hopper Handbook and an extra-large beer glass which holds over four bottles of beer. Groovy Cards and Gifts also offers candles, glass art, picture frames, barware, journals and day planners plus gifts for new mothers and children. Wrapping paper, bows and the perfect greeting card are also available at the shop.
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714 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
For an April Fools’ Day gag gift for food lovers, check out the selection at It’Sugar where you will find the infamous Saturday Night Live Schweddy Balls or the Annuale Mints. Other gag gifts include tongue-in-cheek shot glasses, mugs, magnets, lip balm and hand sanitizer. It’Sugar also offers a variety of seasonal gag gifts including chocolate men for Valentine’s Day and the Gelty Pleasure Box for Hanukkah. Other gifts include a rotating acronym ink stamp, an alcohol shot gun, bacon gumballs and a Talk With Your Cat breath spray.
Wake Up Little Suzie
3409 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Grab the perfect April Fools’ Day gag gift for your boss or co-worker at Wake Up Little Suzie. This boutique shop offers a variety of fun and light-hearted gifts, like the Borrow My Pen set which includes eight subversive advertising messages like “Electrolysis is Us.” Or, why not purchase the Know it All breath spray. Other gifts available at the shop include silly office and desk supplies, clever coin purses, lighthearted gadgets and wacky computer accessories. Wake Up Little Suzie also offers cute toys for kids, artisan made jewelry, accessories and items for your home.
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